Our aging nation’s health is threatened.

The number of Americans 65 and older is projected to more than double by 2060 — and comprise nearly one quarter of the entire U.S. population. Illness, disability and dependency threaten older Americans, since aging is the greatest risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, many cancers and dementia.

Aging is a universal process, but some of the fundamental mechanisms are still unclear.

Help slow down aging — and fight disease.

Pain and disease don’t have to be inevitable consequences of aging. Help JAX set biological clocks back so people can fully live their later years with vitality and wellness.

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100 can be the new 50.

Imagine reaching the century mark and still honing your tennis game, driving, or doing the daily crossword on your iPhone. We can’t live forever, but we can delay age-related health issues in order to live longer, healthier lives.

JAX is building a future where the fundamental biological processes of aging are slowed, where older people’s immune systems are boosted to better fend off disease, where organs are regenerated, and where symptoms of dementia are prevented from ever appearing.

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Give to The Helix Fund

The Helix Fund fuels our scientific research and education. Learn more about the Helix Fund Signature Societies, named after distinguished JAX scientists, and the Catalyst Circle, JAX’s monthly giving society.
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Make a Tribute Gift

You can commemorate a special occasion and honor someone special by making a gift to JAX in their name. Learn more

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Make a planned gift

You can make a lasting gift through your will or give appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate or other tax beneficial assets. Learn more or contact Laura Eldridge, Director of Major and Planned Gifts.

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Fund Our Scientists

You can give our scientists needed resources, including endowed chairs, postdoctoral fellowships, and educational opportunities. Learn more

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Learn about Aging Research at JAX

Genomic technologies and specialized mouse models are helping us decipher the health changes that occur due to aging, and how to delay the onset of disease.  Learn more

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Partner With Us: Corporations and Foundations

Contact Peter Lamothe to learn more about opportunities for you to join with JAX to discover treatments and cures.